Incredible A Link to the Past Map Cross-Stitch

KevFebruary 14th, 2014 by Kev

ALTTP mapFan art based on the Legend of Zelda series appear quite regularly. There are far too many pieces created too often for us to be able to talk about all of them.  Every once in a while something comes along that is not only an amazing piece of art, but it also shows the creator has dedicated a lot of time to the project. One such piece is a cross-stitch depicting the overworld map from A Link to the Past.

Take the jump to see it for yourself!

 

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At first glance the map is very impressive, but upon closer inspection you can see just how much attention to details has gone into it. The buildings in Kakariko Village, the number of trees in certain areas, bridges and other aspects are exactly the same as the actual overworld map. They have even colored the sand in the desert to make it look textured, just like in the map.

With how much attention to detail the creator has put into the cross-stitch, it’s no surprise that it took approximately nine months to create, however all those hours painstakingly stitching this together were well worth it. They could have simplified the map to make it easier, but the hard work and dedication has created something incredible.

What do you think of the map? Which other overworld maps would make impressive cross-stitch projects? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: reddit

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  • http://gamextc.us/ XTC

    Wow, that is gorgeous! I really like that. Must have taken forever!

    Oh yeah go checkout Hyrule Hustlers ;)

    http://www.hyrulehustlers.com/

  • OcarinaPlayerOfTime

    Wow. Such detail, much trees. Wow.

    • http://gamextc.us/ XTC

      So doge, many meme, much popular, wow

      • Zoltier853

        Wow, much detail, such map, wow.

        • TheMightyDekuWarrior

          Such Deku. Much wood, wow. So nuts.

          • OcarinaPlayerOfTime

            Wow. Such Ocarina, much Player. Wow.

          • Yepper (the kindly waffle)

            Wow, such green, much troll, WOW

          • matt schweiss

            Wow. Such pain, much frustration. Wow.

          • Ezio Auditore da Firenze

            This is getting out of hand….

          • OcarinaPlayerOfTime

            Wow. Such Ezio, much assassin. Wo- Yea I’m done

          • OcarinaofWind12

            Wow. Much Repetition. Wow. Much-*gets shot*

          • StationaryBomb

            Wow, such stationary, much bomb, wow.

            Wow this was a horrible Doge.

          • TheMightyDekuWarrior

            Mu-BOOOM!!

          • SirCrappington

            this is going on /r/cringe

  • StationaryBomb

    If you were to sell this I wouldn’t doubt that it would go for $100. You could probably get more than that too easily!

    • Zoltier853

      I think it would probably go for even more, considering how much detail it has. It’s pretty much like someone took the map out of the game and put it on a quilt!

      • True

        much wow..
        very detailed..
        such bootiful..

    • Julian Delarosa

      i’d pay 1.5k for it!

    • Masterwarrior

      yeh same, i would even do this for $150 XD

  • UltimateTankOP

    You got the sailcloth map!

    …It smells nice, too.

    • The Doctor

      Haha! I always think of Link as a creep when he smells the sailcloth.

      • Essence Of The Triforce

        Sniiiiiiiff…OH YEAH!

      • StationaryBomb

        Well if Zelda ever wants to drug Link or Groose, she knows what to do.

        • Masterwarrior

          lol

  • Yepper (the kindly waffle)

    :O…. that…. must…. have….. taken…. forever…… :O

  • CraptainFalcon

    Damn.

  • DestroyerOfClockTown

    I…..I am left speechless…

    • Yepper (the kindly waffle)

      did Nathan rumpol janc concede defeat yet?

      • The Doctor

        I emailed Colin (from Gamnesia) and he said that Nate said I was trolling and verbally abusing the ZI community. It’s not true at all! Colin said he’s going to try to talk Nate into white listing me tonight, and that he’ll fight for me.

        The bad thing is is that ZI deleted all of my comments over there, so there’s no way to prove to them (unless I gave them my Disqus password) that all of my comments were fine.

        • YoshiFan101

          Nate’s a jerk huh?

          • The Doctor

            I wouldnt really say that. Colin said the misake can be made where they ban the wrong IP, and they may have meant to ban someone else. This must be a case like that, as I didnt verbally abuse anyone. Btw, I only have access to my phone now, which is super slow, so my replies may be delayed more so than usual.

      • DestroyerOfClockTown

        No, they were acting like stubborn 3 year olds. Deku actually had a conversation with them. He described it as “I felt like an adult trying to get a premature baby to cooperate with things.” We will gain victory eventually. In spirit we marched across the internet into enemy territory, our banners and flags waving in the wind, pillaging towns, and burning down houses!

        • The Doctor

          Really? What were they saying? Hopefully nate will see sense. My only hope is colin now.

      • True

        Yepper………not again

  • Marysia

    This is what happens when people cultivate productive hobbies rather than just sitting around playing video games all day. Hey, I love video games and Zelda as much as anyone, but the irony is inescapable and my sense of guilt as an aspiring author even worse. Sometimes I look at work like this and think, damn, time to get off the TV and create something meaningful. This is just one example of what humanity was capable of for centuries before electronic entertainment was invented. :P

    • Nikki

      Or talent to do that kind of stuff.

    • Ezio Auditore da Firenze

      ‘applause’

  • Nikki

    I think it’s amazing! Especially with no pattern to look at besides what’s on the game cartage or the guidebook to look at! I wish I had talent to do that. Maybe, if anything LOZ ever becomes a latch hook, then I can do it.

    • Masterwarrior

      so true!! if this person can make a different hyrule map (such as OOTmap of hyrule) that would be awesome

  • NintendoGeek

    I want it so bad. Give it to me. Nooooow.

    • Essence Of The Triforce

      Gimmegimmenow

      • Dane Matesic

        Gimme gimme never gets, don’t you know your manners yet!

        • StationaryBomb

          SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

          • Dane Matesic

            I’ll take your money but I have nothing to offer!

        • Essence Of The Triforce

          *frothing*
          AAAUUUGGHHGIMMENOW!!!!

        • Zoltier853

          That rhymes.

          • Masterwarrior

            lol no duur, so just felt like saying that XD

  • matt schweiss

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O.M.G.

  • Kieroni

    That is gorgeous! Every pixel in it’s place! Ah, so cool!

  • The Doctor

    This must have taken forever! I’m not really into fan art, but this is amazing. Zelda Universe put this up the other day. It’s awesome too:

    http://www.zeldauniverse.net/zelda-news/artist-creates-mosaic-of-link-using-images-from-a-variety-of-zelda-games/

    • linkypete

      just so you know, your username is awesome. (And the profile pic)

  • Essence Of The Triforce

    Good Lord…

  • LinktIn

    I do not know who made this, but please marry me

  • YoshiFan101

    I want it I want it I WANT IT!!!!

    • The Doctor

      I know right? I want that design for my bed set!

      • YoshiFan101

        I just wanted to let you know I may start watching your show tomorrow. :)

      • True

        The Doctor can’t sleep! :3

  • hollander

    The magical zelda tapestry, very cool.

  • Hero of Scotland

    I’d love to see one of these for the map they gave you in Zelda 1.

    • Cubemaster

      It would take a while to make, that map was so detailed! :P

    • LittleGreen

      And a Zelda II map and the map of Koholint

      • DawnofaNewDay

        how about every zelda map

  • Link58

    I love it!! I would totally use it in my bed. I want to see a map of TP with all the golden wolf spots.

  • Cubemaster

    If these were mass-produced, I would so buy one.

  • Ghirahim

    THIS IS AWESOME. IS IT FOR SALE?

    • True

      No, but it should be

  • zeldamonsuperwholock origami

    Simply amazing.

  • Masterwarrior

    looks great, a suggested quilt would be the map of hyrule from OOT, that would be awesome to see as well

  • Masterwarrior

    izzz awesummm

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  • The Legend of Link

    This is amazing, just completely amazing.

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